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Two Dead, One Critically Injured in Cabell Shooting

By: Doug Korstanje
By: Doug Korstanje
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We now know the identities of all three people involved in the murder-suicide in Milton Tuesday evening. Police say Jason Carder went to the home of his estranged wife Lara and opened fire

Officers say Carder chased his wife outside and shot her twice. Police say he also killed Robert Shockley of California before killing himself. Investigators are still trying to figure out Shockley's connection to the carder family.

Jason Carder had detailed his problems on the internet using a My-Space page accusing his wife of causing the problems in his marriage. Lara Carder recently told a neighbor it was Jason who had changed recently and that's why the couple split.

Bathsheva Bailey is that neighbor. “She had said that - she said they that he - she told me that this was not her husband. When she was here probably a week and a half ago she told me that this was not the man she married, this wasn't the man she knew for all these years, something was wrong."

Milton Police are talking to family members today to learn more about Shockley's relationship to the family.
Police say Jason Carder had moved out of his house about a month ago, and his wife Lara had a restraining order against him.
We have no word on Lara Carder's condition at the hospital; her family has asked that no information be released at this time.

One other person was in the house during the shooting.. And that person was the carder's 15-month old baby boy. When police arrived on the scene, neighbors told them there was a baby still in the house. Milton Police Seargent K.L. Jividen ran into the house, grabbed the child and carried him out to safety while the gunman was shooting at them.

Milton Police Chief Greg Mullins: “The child was in a highchair and the officer removed the child and took the child out to safety and then went back in the house to try to secure the scene."
Amazingly, neither the officer nor the child were hit by gunfire


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